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Nov 16, 2013 11:00pm PST
they find a mistake in the contract. as don knapp learned, this could be costly for commuters and bark. >> i'm sick of bart striking every time i turn around. >> reporter: after months of negotiations and the accidental deaths of two workers, bart and union reaches an agreement. now a glitch on paid medical leave is about to send the to sides back to the bargaining table. >> as you know, we have never spoken the word strike. it has always come from the district. our members were pushed into astrict july 1 and october 18. we expect to get a deal. we signed an agreement. we have an agreement. >> reporter: bart's board of directors say a review of events leading up to the provision shows it was never the intention to include it in the contract. the board ordered the general manager to go back and reopen negotiations with the unions. >> i believe this has turned what i view as a bad contract and has made it worse. no matter what, now the union has leverage to demand more. so the cost of the contract is inevitably going to go up. >> bart board pet says the board is not comfortable with the
CBS
Nov 29, 2013 6:00pm PST
settled on new reefs, but our don ford says, they are not for eating. >> reporter: at low tide here along the san rafael shoreline, scientists walk a quarter mile offshore to their latest experiment. a manmade oyster reef. >> it's a project to restore native oysters and eel grass on a larger scale than elsewhere. >> reporter: the water is shallow, mud deep, sticky and stinks. oysters love it. >> we have wall-to-wall oysters out there. over 2 million. >> reporter: experimenting with various structures it seems the oysters grow on other oysters best. this creates a lump that just keeps growing. but there's a catch. >> so why can't we eat the oysters here? well, unfortunately, this is an urban estuary and with that comes a number of contaminants and pathogens. >> reporter: pollution! some of it from hundreds of years ago. some of it legacy from gold mining days. but there's good news here too. >> the water quality of the bay has improved dramatically. the stories from the '60s were that the bay absolutely just smell badly so we really made significant progress. >> reporter: the sight o
CBS
Nov 2, 2013 11:00pm PDT
of negotiations, and two strikes, bart's biggest unions have approved their contracts. kpix don k knapp. >> reporter: there is lingering anger offer a strike that tied up the bay area. >> was a difficult situation for a couple of day you and a lot of people were pretty heavily inconvenienced, but collective bargaining is a really important thing. >> reporter: work and safety talk got renewed attention after two workers were killed on tracks. deaths may have helped to end the strike. >> it's most unfortunate, but yes, there was a lot the light shed on the real safety issues going on with bart. >> reporter: she says 88% of seiu's 1400 members approved the contract and says work safety is a big reason. >> our people are the people that step on the tracks and they do this idaho to make sure those tracks are clear for the trains as they pass through. they are also the workers that have to deal with thousand volts everyday. >> reporter: bart management says work rule changes played a rule. >> when management tries to manage and the old contract we were only able do with the union's appr
CBS
Nov 28, 2013 11:00pm PST
out cool cars. >> don knapp on the automobiles on display. >> reporter: forget about the turkey. this is thanksgiving feast for car buffs. you can climb right inside without a sales man getting in with you. i notice all three of you got into this. is that how you check out a car? >> yeah. >> reporter: one stop window shopping for just about every car. >> you have the hybrids, you have electric cars, you have the su vs and the crossovers. certainly the exotic cars are the eye candy. >> about $400,000 for this one here. this one goes from 450 up to $500,000. >> reporter: we can only tell you what it feels like. when you get into it it peoples like it fits you like a glove. a $200,000 glove. these guys try out a convertible. other kids clamor for the spongebob high lander. >> i'm looking for new and exciting tough to see. i want to look at the tesla. the new porshes. >> which direction are you leaning? >> leaning on dreaming. [ laughter ] >> reporter: bob an his wife liz were just curious about the feel of a $100,000 mazaratti. >> we are a chevy family. about 40 years plus. probabl
CBS
Nov 21, 2013 6:00pm PST
they roll along the tracks. don ford shows us the little device being tested here that could make a big difference for the environment. >> reporter: it's still the most efficient way to move goods across land. the railroad. locomotives are huge, powerful and they run on diesel. now this little switcher engine being tested in richmond may make locomotives a lot cleaner, says train salesman steve. >> it's qualified as a ultra low emissions locomotive which is a word that the epa uses. >> reporter: it's the cleanest running diesel locomotive in the nation first one ever built to meet the highest clean air standards claiming to reduce particulate matter by 90%. the bay area air quality management district along with richmond pacific rail corporation are testing it for a year. so far, they like what they see. >> we have here behind us one of the lowest emitting locomotives in california. it's project the lowest emitting locomotive in the country and we're excited to have it here in richmond. >> reporter: jeff schwab is one of the engineers who gets to drive this new machine. >> very quiet. i
CBS
Nov 11, 2013 4:30am PST
back to their home country. don knapp learned it could be awhile before it gets there. >> reporter: pastor bob on guitar leads his creation in song and prayer for victims of typhoon hayan. >> we also lift up the troops deployed in the philippines. >> reporter: pill pee knows in the bay area killly provide shipments of necessities to families in the philippines. now the need is beyond comprehension. >> the surrounding churches that have members from san francisco, around peninsula that have rallied so quickly. >> reporter: help comes not just from church folks and not just from fill pee knows. >> collect contributions and support, donations, nonperishable items for the victims, families. >> reporter: here in san brew know, the donations are piling up in elcamino. project pearl works year round to support the poor. >> trying to get in contact with them. kind of hard. >> son with me today. trying to teach him the importance to be helpful. definitely they need help. >> reporter: catherine herbert's son enjoys learning the lesson. >> at first i was a sign holder. now i'm helping bring o
CBS
Nov 29, 2013 4:30am PST
football this weekend are checking out shiny new cars. >> so is don knapp with a tour of san francisco's auto show. >> reporter: forget about the turkey. this is the thanksgiving feast for car buffs. hundreds of new ones from 38 manufacturers'. you can climb right inside without a salesman getting in with you. >> is this how you check out a car? one stop window shopping. >> you have the hybrids, suvs. the exotic cars are the eye candy. >> none much sweeter than this lamborghini. >> $400,000 for this one. they make a roadster version that goes from 450 to $500,000. >> this one is on sale for about half that. >> they won't let us drive this lamborghini here but we can tell you what it feels like. when you get into it it feels like it fits you like a glove. a $200,000 glove. >> these folks try out a jaguar convertible. and mary and ted ploff got behind the we'll of a mercedes 250. >> i'm looking at new and exciting stuff. i want to look at the tesla, the mazerati. >> i'm leaning on dreaming. >> bob hornung and wife liz were curious about the feel of a $100,000 maserati. >> we're a chevy fam
CBS
Nov 27, 2013 5:00pm PST
big crowds to lake merritt in oakland. don ford shows us the city is in no rush to cut it up and haul it away. ♪[ music ] >> reporter: it's a party atmosphere here at oakland's latest attraction. this giant eucalyptus tree that was blown down near lake merritt during last week's windstorm. folks are coming from all over the bay area to see it, smell it and climb it. >> we came out from union city on bart today. i took the day off and i was hoping we could come and see this magnificent fallen tree. >> reporter: dozens of kids and adults too are all climbing over the massive trunk. the stump is nearly 30 feet across. this photo taken from a nearby rooftop shows how big this monster really is. >> wow. it's like a whale on april beach. >> reporter: his brother gregory admired this tree so much he made this video three weeks ago when it was still standing. >> this is one of my favorite eucalyptus trees. >> i grew up here in oakland all my life. and to see this tree come down, it's really -- you know, it's like a friend. i lost a friend when this tree came down. >> reporter: the jack russ
CBS
Nov 18, 2013 5:00pm PST
don dahler have the destruction and stories of survival. >> i had just grabbed my baby out of the crib and we jumped into the bathtub. >> pelley: dr. jon lapook report there is may be a flaw in those new guidelines for cholesterol. a traffic stop ends with police firing at a minivan fillith children. john miller investigates. and bob schieffer with a doctor who treated the wounded president kennedy. why he believes what kennedy was wearing may have cost him his life. >> schieffer: doctor, just tell me what's happened here now. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley.
CBS
Nov 4, 2013 4:30am PST
up to 300,000 square feet of retail space. as don knapp reports, to make it all happen 100 stores could get the boot. >> reporter: it's sunday and people in walnut creek are shopping, taking little notice of the public hearing signs tied to lamp posts. the signs refer to design divisions and a master plan that would add 300,000 square feet to the already bustling shopping area. >> the variety of shops that are offered, the outdoor feel. >> niemann mark us. >> nordstrom, macy's. all of the above. >> reporter: but the plans for the successful broadway plaza call for big changes beginning with new construction where about 100 shops now stands. the shops have to vacate by early next year. one shop en er told the san francisco business times she was surprised by a january 31st deadline to get out. >> the economy is getting better. so a different type of shopper. so there is going to be some variety. some people leave. some people come. >> it's all good. >> reporter: one store owner says they have been moving ahead with plans even before getting approvals. victoria's secret has moved, w
CBS
Nov 25, 2013 5:00pm PST
monday night. >> turn out the lights ♪. the party's over. >> you grow up with howard and dandy don and frank. was it a huge deal in your household? >> it was if we could stay up that late. that was always p when we would argue and lobby to try to stay up. >> ♪ always tonight. a party is over. >> my dad would lay on the floor, we would have our heads down underneath his arms and watch the football game. and then somewhere along the second half, third quarter, fourth quarter, we'd fall asleep. he'd carry us up to bed. >> smoking in the booth, that clearly was a different era on monday night football. the 49ers have the lowest ranked passing offense in football. how will the cold weather conditions affect your game plans for tonight. steve young. >> reporter: alongside, i think you know. steve young, number 8. >> why are you shivering. i can't believe you're not wearing a code. >> i'm ready to played to. >> speaking of cold, it's going to be near freezing conditions. how much of a factor do you think it will be in this game? >> well, it is always a shock the first time you get cold in t
CBS
Nov 28, 2013 12:00pm PST
for employees spending the holiday on the job. ,,,,,,,, what workers can legally don they have to work on holida >>> despite the holiday a lot of americans are working today. kiet do explains what workers can legally do when they have to work on holidays. >> next in line. >> reporter: a million retail workers are set to punch into work today and don't have a choice. >> any employee can refuse to work on a holiday that's been designated for them. but the consequences are that the employer can fire them for fusing to come to work. >> reporter: -- refusing to come to work. >> reporter: he says it would count as a missed day, too many of those and you can get fired. the only thing a worker can do now to try to get holidays off is organize into a labor union and start so-called collective bargaining. >> once they collectively get together and bargain with the employer and they say, we want our working conditions this way, then they are covered by the national labor relations act. so that is a protected activity and they have more protections when they collectively get together and say,
CBS
Nov 29, 2013 6:00am PST
people are checking out unique new cars. here is kpix 5's don knapp with a tour of the auto show. >> reporter: this is a thanksgiving feast for car buff. bright and shiny from 38 manufacturers. you can climb right outside without a salesman getting in with you. >> i notice all three of you got into this. is that how you check out a car? >> yeah, have to check out the back seat, too. >> reporter: one stop window shopping for every car. >> you have hybrids and electric cars. you have suvs, crossovers. certainly the exotic cars are the eye candy. >> reporter: none much sweeter than this cut and sculptured lamborghini. >> $400,000 for this one right here. they do make a roadster version. that one actually goes from 450 up to $500,000. >> reporter: this one is on sale for about half that. >> since they won't let us drive this lamborghini, we can only tell you what it feels like. when you get into it it feels like it fits you like a glove. a $200,000 glove. >>> jaguar convertible, spongebob toyota highlander, mercedes. >> i want to look at the tesla, new porsches, the maserati. >> and
CBS
Nov 14, 2013 6:00pm PST
with don ford today. >> your call cannot be completed at this time in the country you are calling. >> reporter: again and again, over and over it's the same thing. evelyn and her daughter ruby have been trying to contact family members in the philippines. family that lived here in this small village near where they say the typhoon came ashore destroying all the homes. >> please try your call later. >> reporter: communication is bad and they fear the worst. >> don't have any update with my sister and family. >> reporter: some good news has reached her via email from other relatives in tacloban. most other relatives are alive but not safe. >> for my family members who survived the typhoon, we heard a lot of them are trying to survive on very minimal food right now. >> like what? >> a lot of them have been eating unripened bananas. the problem they are facing now is they are close to running out of that. >> reporter: running out of food, running out of time, and some family members are still missing, not seen since the storm. >> we're still looking for my aunt and her husband. they l
CBS
Nov 26, 2013 6:00pm PST
. purse and two cats in the b. both of her beloved pets di. our don ford with wh >>> a man attacked a sap fan woman throwing her purse and two cats -- a man a talked a san francisco woman throwing her two cats into the bay. both of her beloved pets died. our own don ford with what police are saying is coming for the man responsible for such a horrible crime. >> she is a regular who always hangs out on the benches with her two cats. yesterday, here in broad they light, she was attacked. her cats killed in front of hundreds. >> people standing by heard a woman screaming. when they looked out, they saw a man pick up her belongings and throughout in the bay. in with her belongings were a carrier with her two live cats. >> officials say the cat lady tried to jump in the water to save them but was held back. fire, police, animal control all responded to the rescue. engine 35 of the san francisco fire boat were first on scene. >> upon arrival, they launched a small rescue shift from the fire boat and proceeded to conduct a search. >> firefighters searched under fears. from the smaller both, it -
CBS
Nov 11, 2013 6:00pm PST
tunnel. it was to test the safety procedures. our own don ford shows us steps being taken to protect drivers in case of emergency. >> firefighters from two counties rushed into the new fourth floor. but this is a test. it is only a test. >> to say the first day of the multiagency drill, we are learning a lot as we go through our process. we'll be drilling all week training learning the new tunnel. >> the tunnel connects two different counties, alameda and contra costa. so this exercise involves a lot of agencies. oakland fire, marin fire, contra costa county fire, chp and of course, cal tran. firefighters say the new jet fans, there are 19 of them each 200-horsepower and will clear all the smoke in the tunnel in minutes. >> this is a big improvement safety-wise allowing clean, fresh air allowing people to get to a cross tunnel. >> last week there was serious car fire in one of the old fords. some people gout of their fire and quickly ran into smoke. many were treated for smoke inhalation. putting the new fans to the test, smoke bombs were set off inside. wildfire crews assisted a moc
CBS
Nov 4, 2013 6:00pm PST
american river is closed for fishing. in rancho cordova, don ford, kpix 5. >> there are eight hatcheries that will participate in the spawning effort. >>> coming up, the political war over a prime piece of bay area real estate. we sort out the ads targeting voters, and show you what's really at stake at the polls tomorrow. >> how extra sets of eyes are keeping a close eye over bay area students starting today. >> and why so many people who take herbal supplements are not getting what they think they're paying for. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, proposed waterfront develop. >>> now at 6:30, the high stake issues at the polls tomorrow, including the fate of this proposed waterfront development. it's one of the most valuable pieces of real estate in the bay area, if not the united states. you won't be surprised that it's a proposed site for dozens of multimillion dollar condominiums. we're talking about this chunk of land on the san francisco waterfront. the plan is to hand developers development in exchange for condos. there's just one catch, voters have to sign off on the plan by passing prop b, and
CBS
Nov 17, 2013 11:00pm PST
, people in the bay area have been pitching in to help. kpix5 don kn abb reports they are not done yet. >> reporter: this gathering of volunteers may be one of the higher powered to generate aid for the fill means. mike honda came with a box of clean shirts. chavez came and with the deputy comes the tpw-pbl, the philippines. >> we had a lot a lot of drives this week and last week. it this is the small part. add one more donation drop off for folks who are ready, will, and looking for ways to help. >> our effort, trying to organize the community for this tragic event that happened to our community. >> most of the shipments of food and medical supplies arriving in the philippines have been stuck in airports. getting it to where it needs to be is a challenge. leaving debris everywhere. roads in bad shape. that is the first problem these volunteers will face. leaving san francisco international airport on saturday night. >> finding a way to get into the area of where we are going to deliver about. >> for emergency room doctor this mission is personal. >> i did a medical mission there 20 ye
CBS
Nov 28, 2013 6:00pm PST
. restaurante don giovanni has been serving free thanksgiving meals for the past 24 years. workers donate time and serve thousands. >> look at this. that's why i did this for. i see these people. it makes me so happy once a year. like invited home. >> the free meal service finished up about 4:00 this afternoon. >>> a lot of people in livermore dropped by the center today to enjoy a free holiday meal, as well. this is not just for those in need. everyone in the community was welcome to come. >> it will save walgreens money, will it th not? >> thousands were served and hundreds were delivered to those who couldn't drop in. >>> coming up, how bay area police rescued a driver from this car after it burst into flames. why they plan to arrest him. >> plus, the holiday hazard for bay area beach-goers. >> tomorrow will be the second "spare the air" day of the winter season. i'll have the reason with your pinpoint forecast. >> tough to weigh in these bay area hills. why they are known as the purple people. and their provocative experiment. speed chase that ended in a fiery crash. it all started w
CBS
Nov 1, 2013 6:00pm PDT
will be a lot more traffic. don ford on the gaming and gridlock. >> reporter: highway 101 running through rohnert park is nearly complete. its first test will be next week when graton opens for the first time. chp says the freeway will be busy. >> probably at least 10,000 more vehicles per day. >> reporter: the chp believes that number will go down in a couple of weeks once the excitement wears off. but in the meantime, the casino is busy getting ready to handle the expected crowds. there are 5,700 outdoor parking spaces and a 5-story parking structure. they cost $820 million to build, have 340,000 square feet with more than 3,000 slot and poker machines. joseph holloway lives across the street. he watched it all go up. he says the casino transformed what was once a narrow street with potholes and difference into a safe modern road. >> they say they are going to take care of it. so far, so good. >> reporter: today security was tight. patrols were patrolling and exclusive invitations to a special preview were carefully checked. he says he is happy to wait and then after the excitem
CBS
Nov 29, 2013 5:00am PST
far, far more expensive than dollar on display in the bay area this weekend. here is don knapp with a look at the san francisco auto show. >> reporter: forget about the turkey. this is the thanksgiving feast for car buffs. hundreds of new ones from 38 manufacturers. you can climb right outside with without a salesman getting in with you. >> reporter: i notice all three of you got into this one. is that how you check out car? >> definitely. >> reporter: one stop window shopping for just about every car. >> you have the hybrids. you have electric cars. tough suvs. you have the crossovers. certainly the exotic cars are the eye candy. >> reporter: none much sweeter than this lamborghini. >> about $400,000 for this one right here. they do make a roadster version. that one goes from 450 up to $500,000. >> reporter: this one is on sale for about half that. since they won't let us drive this lamborghini here, we can only tell you what it feels like. when you get into it it feels like it fits you like a glove. a $200,000 glove. >> this jaguar convertible, the spongebob toyota highlander. and
CBS
Nov 28, 2013 4:30am PST
oakland's lake michigan big crowds showing up to see that toppled tree at lake merritt. as don ford tells us, the city is in no rush to cut it up and haul it away. >>> reporter: it's a party atmosphere here at oakland's latest attraction. this giant eucalyptus tree that was blown down near lake merritt during last week's windstorm, folks are coming from all over the bay area to see it, smell it and climb it. >> we came out from union city on bart today. i took the day off and i was hoping that we could come and see this magnificent fallen tree. >> dozens of kids and adults too are all climbing over the massive trunk. the stump is nearly 30 feet across. this photo taken from a nearby rooftop shows how big this monster really is. >> wow, it's like a whale on a beach. >> reporter: his brother gregory admired this tree so much he made this video three weeks ago when it was still standing. >> this is one of my favorite eucalyptus trees. >> i grew up here in oakland all my life. and to see this tree come down, it's really you know -- it's like a friend. i lost a friend when this tree came
CBS
Nov 18, 2013 4:30am PST
pitching in to help. one of the biggest volunteer events was yesterday in san jose. don knapp was at the north side community center where people donated all kinds of items for typhoon haiyan survivors. >>> reporter: this may be one of the more high-powered events to generate aid for the philippines. mike honda came with shirts and others came to donate and volunteer. >> we had a lot of drives this week and last week but that needs to keep going. this one more drop-off donation for those looking to help. >> our efforts are trying to help organize the community. for this big tragic event that happened to our community's home country. >> reporter: most of the first shipments of food and medical supplies arriving in the philippines have been stuck in airports. getting it to where it needs to be is a challenge. the typhoon left debris everywhere and roads in bad shape. that's the first problem these medical volunteers will face. they left sfo saturday night. >> step one is finding a way to get into the areas of where we're delivering the care. >> reporter: for emergency room doctor vivia
CBS
Nov 1, 2013 5:00am PDT
deck the halls so the sweater reads, don we now our fun apparel instead of gay apparel. outraged customers have blasted the card company on social media. hallmark said it's surprised by the backlash but it has no plans to stop selling the sweater. >>> hallmark sweater is trending on twitter this morning. also trending obama approval. the president's approval rating hit an all-time low in a new paul. cbs is considering a new "how i met your mother" spinoff. apple device goes on sale today and dell confirms it was selling a laptop that smelled like cat urine but fixed it. follow us on twitter at #cbssf. >>> and updating you now on our breaking news in milpitas, an injury accident on northbound 680 continues to block at least one lane approaching scott creek. and these are once again a live look at the scene. it was a construction worker and another worker in a work truck. they were working to remove a sign on the shoulder when another driver rammed into that truck and one person was killed. another worker suffered minor injuries. so you can see the investigation out there now. and
CBS
Nov 8, 2013 6:00pm PST
reporter don ford tells us that they are spending months rehabilitating sick golden eagles. >> reporter: this is a golden eagle that was found near brushy peak in the east bay. the california department of fish and wildlife said it was so infested with blood sucking mites that most of its feathers on its legs, its belly and its face were gone. so severe they brought it here to the uc-davis veterinary school's raptor center to save its life. >> little tiny vampires. this bird would not have made it had it not been brought to rehab and it's been here three months. it's probably going to need to be here a few more months before it's going to grow its feathers back out and be able to return to the world. >> reporter: the patient is kept in this special area away from the other birds. after three months of treatment, the bird looks a lot better. feathers are growing back. and its attention to suroundings is returning. this is the first adult golden eagle to ever get these mites. researchers have a lot of questions. do you know how they got on the bird? >> no. we don't. >> report
CBS
Oct 31, 2013 5:00pm PDT
. hallmark changed the lyrics to deck the halls the sweater reads there don we now our "fun" apparel intend of "gay "apparel. outraged customers have blasted the company on social media. hallmark said it's rather surprised by the backlash and has no plans to change or stop selling that ornament. >>> everyone is getting geared up for fun. >> couldn't be better for trick or treating. it's just perfect. late october can be so many things except for perfect and we're just kind of having excellent weather to get outside . i gorgeousa gorgeous sunset. we are showing the sun just about to set behind the financial district. temperatures outside if you are getting ready to go trick or treating the young ones may be out early, santa rosa 73 degrees. get any better than that? in the city 67. oakland san jose 70. concord 72. let me show you this time lapse from squaw valley. a foot of snowfall from a few days ago are melting but there will be more snow the next week. you want to know where the low pressure is that gave us wind and snow in the sierra? it is in texas. i have video to show you from
CW
Nov 23, 2013 10:00pm PST
investigating the murder of a man in a city park and don knapp has the late details. >> reporter: police got a call a 911 call about 4:302 afternoon saying -- this afternoon saying a person was shot here in capital park. the victim apparently is an 18 to 20-year-old male according to san jose police according to joshua herbs. >> about 4:30 this afternoon, officers responded to 911 calls of a person shot. when officers arrived on scene, we found one male victim. with at least one gunshot wound. he was determined to be dead. >> reporter: any idea what happened? >> we're still piecing that together. it's very preliminary so any possible motives or reason for it is -- would just be speculation at this point. >> reporter: any sense it's gang related? >> always a posesment but right now too premature. >> reporter: investigators have been talking to residents but at this point he's not saying what they may have learned. the suspect is unknown and remains at large. in san jose, don knapp, kpix 5. >>> a fire in san francisco's prevideo heights threatened shops and buildings. it broke out
CBS
Nov 2, 2013 5:30pm PDT
months of negotiations and two crippling strikes. don knapp is at the daly city bart station with details. >> reporter: you may recall during the negotiations when bart introduced the last-minute push for work rule changes, talks stopped. now we have learned that bart got those work rule changes it wanted and the unions got safety rules they wanted. >>> reporter: bart riders were mostly just glad the strike is over and the contracts have been ratified. but there's lingering anger over workers strike that tied up the bay area. >> it was a very difficult situation for a couple of days and a lot of people were pretty heavily inconvenienced, but collective bargaining is important. >> reporter: work and safety rules that nearly torpedoed the talks got renewed attention after two workers were killed, struck by a train on the bart tracks. the deaths may have helped end the strike. >> it's most unfortunate but, yes, there was a lot of light shed on the real safety issues that are going on with bart. >> reporter: she says 88% of seiu's 1400 members approved the contract and says work safet
CBS
Nov 23, 2013 6:30pm PST
ann notarangelo. don knapp is in the exclusive presid yore heights neighborhood where the search for a cause is beginning. don? >> reporter: ann, the cause of the fire is still unknown but firefighters do know where the fire broke out. a very bad place between two wooden buildings and a row of wooden buildings and by the time firefighters got here the buildings were burning pretty hot. now we have some video provided by kpix 5 viewer and let's take a look. as you can see, the fire burned hot, fast and sent up quite a bit of smoke. firefighters quickly called in a second alarm. then a third alarm. and then spent two and a half hours battling to get it all under control. now there are about three residential units in the two buildings that burned and shops on the ground floor. isabella hutton was in her shop when the fire broke out. >> we started to hear voices fire fire, so i left. and i see -- flames but we were not this -- i went back and hoping to put everything into the safe. and then was already a knock on the door, out out out. we are under fire. so -- that's it. was when -- [ i
CBS
Nov 17, 2013 6:30pm PST
still pitching in to help. don? >> that's right, anne. the effort around the bay area continues to gather supplies for the philippines. we're in san jose. in the north side community center, this effort was supposed to stop at 6:30. the goods keep coming. >>> the gathering of volunteers may be one of the high powered bay area events to generate aid. u.s., with a box of clean shirts. cindy chafes and david court easy were on hand. jaime ascar. >> i know we've had a lot of drives this week and last week. this is the small part of adding one more drop-off donations for folks who are ready, willing and looking for ways to help. >> our efforts, trying to help organize the community for the big tragic event that happened to our our communities home country. >> most of the first shipments of food, medical supplies have been stuck at airports, getting to where it needs to be has been a challenge. it left debris in bad shape. >> first problem medical volunteers have faced. left san francisco international. >> finding a way to the area. >> emergency room doctor, doctor reyes. >> and so to be
CBS
Nov 2, 2013 6:30pm PDT
negotiating and two strikes, bart's largest union has approved a contract. kpix 5's don knapp is at the daly city bart station with details. >> reporter: to hear bart and the unions talk about it it was never just about wages it was always about work rules and safety rules. if that's the case, then they both got some of what they wanted. bart riders were mostly just glad the strike is over and the contracts have been ratified. but there's lingering anger over workers strike that tied up the bay area. >> it was a very difficult situation for a couple of days and a lot of people were pretty heavily inconvenienced, but collective bargaining is important. >> reporter: work and safety rules that nearly torpedoed the talks got renewed attention after two workers were killed, struck by a train on the bart tracks. the deaths may have helped end the strike. >> it's most unfortunate but, yes, there was a lot of light shed on the real safety issues that are going on with bart. >> reporter: she says 88% of seiu's 1400 members approved the contract and says work safety was a big reason. >> our p
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Nov 10, 2013 6:30pm PST
doing what they can to send aid back to their home country. kpix5's don knapp learns it could be awhile before it gets to its final destination. [singing] >> reporter: the pastor on guitar. leads his congregation in song and prayer for victims of the typhoon. >> we also send our prayers to the troops deployed. >> reporter: filipinos in the bay area continually provide shipments of the necessities to their extended families. they rallied so quickly. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> reporter: help comes not just from church folks and not just from filipinos. >> collect contributions and support and donations, nonperishable items and survival items for their families and families. >> the donations were piling up at the motorcars, project pearls works year around to support the poorest of the poor in communities. >> do you have family in the philippines? >> i do. >> you have heard from them? >> i have not. we are trying to get in contact with them right now. >> i have my 11-year-old son with me today. teaching him the importance of when somebody needs help we help them. they need help. >> rep
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Nov 27, 2013 10:00pm PST
lot. >> sasha could return to his high school as early as next monday. in oakland, i'm don lynn, kpix5. >> despite the allegations in this recent case, attorney general says hate crimes in california are actually declining. last year, the number of reported hate crimes dropped nearly 13% from 2011. >> seen on the delta today, looked like a scene out of breaking bad. a sheriff towing away the remains of a floating meth lab. two fishermen were found dead inside that houseboat on monday. in the back waters, there was a small cooking operation set up in the gally of that boat. >> it's dangerous from start to finish, whether it's in a house, on a boat, anywhere. >> think of things that people are doing that not only harm the environment, but themselves and others is pretty painful. >> still unclear exactly how the pair died. the boat and the area are being checked now for possible toxic leftovers. >> contra costa county investigators will not be filing charges against the person who sparked that fire in september. the d.a.'s office says there is no evidence the fire was intentionally
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Nov 16, 2013 5:30pm PST
the bargaining table over a mistake in the contract. don is at the station and commuters are faced with the possibility of another strike just before the holidays? >> reporter: i think everybody around the bay area is wondering what happened. we had a couple of strikes, finally got a resolution and now, this. the question is, can it be fixed and can it be fixed without another strike? >> i may strike every time i turn around and they've got the best benefits in the world already. >> reporter: after months of acrimonious negotiations, two strikes and the accidental deaths of two workers, bart and its unions reached agreement on contracts. now a contract for paid family medical leave that bart is calling a glitch is about to send the two sides back to the bargaining table, raising once again the possibility of another strike. >> as you know, we have never spoken the word strike. it has always come from the district. our moments were pushed into a strike july 1st and we were pushed into a strike october 18th. >> are you being pushed now? >> no, because we expect to get a deal. we sign
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Nov 3, 2013 5:30pm PST
forced out because of the changes, don? >> reporter: anyone who shops here knows this is a great shopping mall. >> reporter: people are shopping taking little notice of the public hearing signs tied to the lampposts. more on the master plan that will see 300,000 square feet add to the shopping area. that is good news for shoppers. this couple comes here from danville. >> the variety of shops that are offered, the outdoor feel. >> neiman marcus, nordstrom, macy's, all of the above. >> reporter: making changes with new construction where 100 shops stand. the shops have to vacate by early next year according to the "times." one shop owner says he was surprised by a january 31st deadline to get out. >> the economy is getting better. so, i checked out a different type of spot. there will be some variety. it is all good. >> not good for the store. >> reporter: one store owner says they are moving ahead with the plans before getting approvals. a city spokesperson declined to comment. victoria secret already moved. it seems they are on board with plans to make the area the retail shoppin
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Nov 24, 2013 10:00pm PST
is covered by black tarp. live at the oakland coliseum, kpix5. >> don donknapp says he doesn't know what happened to the team. >> reporter: when a conscious team was found and a doctor walk -- a did walking the boy administered first aide calling 911. the 17-year-old was taken to the hospital and remains in a coma. they're trying to determine if the boy may have fallen from the roof or if there was any victim of an assault. that he might have been risked to the dangerous game according to the sergeant. >> reporter: through the investigation, he had engaged in the extreme group and had been here on the same campus with some other young friends of his or where one of the young men had fell and broken his leg. >> reporter: because of where the team fell, they're not ruling out the assault that he has a three to four-foot overhang, leaning on through the building. >> we're concerned as it is the 15-year-old young man with these rather serious injury as we need to put all resources for them and of the crime and the tragic accident. >> the victim remains in critical condition, but%ted to
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Nov 23, 2013 5:30pm PST
notarangelo. >> and i'm brian hackney. don knapp is in the neighborhood where the firefighters contained the fire. hi don. >> reporter: actually the fire broke out in one of the worst places of all to break out in the city like this with wooden structures side by side. it broke out between two buildings and quickly spread to both of those buildings. the area we're in as you pointed out a trendy area of san francisco. the laurel heights area. we're at locust and sacramento. the 3600 block. let's take a look at the video of the fire when it was raging pretty hot. it burned very fast. hot and very very smoky. firefighters arriving on the scene quickly called a second alarm and then a third alarm. it took about two and a half hours to get it under control. now no one was hurt. but many were quite shaken up. at least three residential areas are on the bottom floor -- are in the building of those two buildings and on the bottom floor is a store in which isabel hutton was working at the time. >> because we stuck -- started to hear voices and fire, fire. so i left. and i see flames but
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Nov 10, 2013 10:00pm PST
. in san bruno, don knapp, kpix 5. >> they are collecting monetary donations to help with the relief efforts. for a link to their website, go to kpix.com. >>> all right take a look inside your refrigerator tonight. a richmond-based company called glass onion catering is recalling more than 90 tons of pre-packaged salads and sandwiches. federal health officials say it's because of a possible echo lee outbreak. 26 people in three states, including california say they got sick after eating the product. >> usually these salads are pretty easy. you take them for lunch. so yeah, it is pretty consuming. >> some of the brands include trader joe's, super fresh foods and delish. check out the full list on kpix.com under news links. >>> big heated debate boiling tonight. opponents say they've collected enough signatures for a ballot initiative to repeal it. the law aims to reduce discrimination by allowing transgender kids on whether or not they want to use a boys or girls restroom and which sports team to join. a conservative group claims that it violates the privacy of the non-transgender stu
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Nov 9, 2013 10:00pm PST
. go to kpix.com. >>> the banging of of drums protesting the killing of 13- year-old andy lopez. don knapp was there for what is billed as a national day of action. >> reporter: they perform a ritual for andy lopez kicking off an organizers call a national day of action for the 13-year-old who was shot and killed by a sonoma county deputy sheriff october 22. the action many here want is the arrest and murder conviction of 24 year sheriff's deputy aaron gilhouse for shooting andy when he failed to drop a pellet gun. many say the case is not an isolated one. >> they killed my son. >> reporter: liz adams is speaking about the death of her son. the family is about to open a wrongful death lawsuit. elizabeth talks about a police shooting of a mental patient a few years ago. >> it made me feel like if i need help, i'm not going to call the police. and i felt like they would come and make the situation worse. >> reporter: two-and-a-half weeks ago, a fireman was one of the first responders to the lopez shooting. >> there has been a real trend in the country ward the militarization of the pol
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Nov 24, 2013 5:30pm PST
to don knapp is where the police are looking for witnesses. >> reporter: the question is was it a violent crime or accident? that is what they are trying to find out. it all came to light yesterday when a doctor who lives in the neighborhood was walking his dog on campus and came across the teen boy lying on the ground bleeding. let's take a look at the video. what you will see are investigators this afternoon working behind the gym where the doctor found the boy. he was unconscious and unresponsive heed. he administered first aid and called 911. the 17-year-old was airlifted to oakland medical hospital and remains there in a medically induced coma. the investigators examined the scene trying to determine about if the boy may have fallen from the gym roof or if there was evidence he was a victim of assault. the boy may have been involved in a high risk dangerous game. >> through the investigation, the detectives talked to his family member and friends who discovered and engaged in the extreme part in the past and been here on the same campus with other young friends of his where o
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Nov 16, 2013 10:00pm PST
there is an error. don knapp, kpix5. >> bart will have a new chief negotiator. thomas hawk is no longer with the district. >>> and if there is another bart strike, at least we have this, the caldecott tunnel is now opened it is a hit. >> reporter: with two brand new names to the caldecott tunnel, there is a lot more room on the road. lunchtime saturday, not a single bottleneck. smooth sailing for regular tunnel goers like joseph captain. >> a smooth ride on the way back. >> he did very well. i think he did very well. >> officials are not too shy patting themselves on the back either. 160,000 drivers everyday can now expect a quicker ride through the mountain. plus, the $407 million project is done early an under budget. >> great accomplishment to come, millions of dollars under budget. >> the state of california, i'm proud to say the federal government, too, working together to get a great project done. >> but not everyone is overly impressed. some say we have lowered our expectations with these massive projects. >> i think we have seen so many fiascoes with respect to these proj
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Nov 17, 2013 5:30pm PST
joining us from san jose where volunteers are collecting much needed food, water and clothing. don? >> communities all around the bay are continuing extraordinary efforts to raise aid, money, medical supplies, food for the philippines. in san jose in the north side, even at this hour on a sunday night, effort continues with cars coming up and dropping off goods. >> this may be one of the high powered generated events. he comes with a box of old but clean shirts. chavez and david petricci is on happened. >> i know we've had a lot of drive this week and last week. that needs to keep going on. this is our small part of adding one more donation for folks ready, willing and ready to look for ways to help. >> trying to help organize the community, for the big tragic event to happen, to our communities home country. >> most of the first shipment of food and medical supplies arriving have been stuck at airports, getting to where it needs to be has been a challenge. >> wait. >> the first problem the medical volunteers will face. they left san francisco international airport saturday night.
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Nov 10, 2013 5:30pm PST
landing, waiting for that 2,000 pound satellite to hit earth. don dahler has the latest. and jeff pegues on the nation's newest college football powerhouse, which is also the country's first university for the deaf. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news."
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Nov 2, 2013 10:00pm PDT
. kpix 5's don knapp tells us why. . >>> after months of negotiations and two crippling strikes, b.a.r.t.'s biggest unions are happy with their contracts. kpix5s john nap tells us why. >> reporter: b.a.r.t. riders are glad the strike is over and the contracts have been ratified. there is lingering anger over worker's strike to tie up the bay area. >> it was a difficult situation for a couple of days. a lot of people were heavily inconvenience. collective bargaining is a important thing. >> reporter: they got renewed attention. and two workers were killed. >> and it's most unfortunate. and there was a lot of light on the safety issues going on with b.a.r.t. >> reporter: she said 88% of sciu's 1400 members approved the contract and that work safety was a big reason. >> our people are the people that step on the tracks and they do this every day to make sure that those tracks are clear for the trains coming through. there are workers having to deal with 1,000-volts every day. >> reporter: work role changes played a role. >> when management tries to manage in the old contract, we were able t
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Nov 24, 2013 6:30pm PST
about pix5 don knapp is there with more, what are you hearing? >> reporter: the police have an unconscious victim on their hands. trying to decide if it was a violent crime or an accident played in a dangerous game on roof tops. >> santa rosa investigators exam what looks like blood on the wall of montgomery high. a doctor walking his dog found the teen with a wound to the back of his head unresponsive. he administered first aid and called 911. the 17-year-old was taken by helicopter to oakland children's hospital and remains in a medically induced coma. now, they are trying to determine if the boy fallen from the roof or if had he was the victim of an assault. one thaoery is that he may have been involved in a high risk dangerous game. >> one thaoer sethat he may have been involved in a high risk dangerous -- one theory is that he may have been involved in a high risk of dangerous games. >> he was here on the same campus with other young friends of his where one of the young men fell and broken his leg. >> reporter: because of where the teen was found they are not ruling out a
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